Gazing at my pile of potential blog prizes for this week, two disparate ones jumped out at me: I Do Not Like Books Any More! (Candlewick) and Look! I Wrote a Book! (And You Can Too!) (Schwartz & Wade). Mixed up prizes for mixed up times, right?
To enter this week’s random giveaway, let us know the best book you’ve read lately, one that you think your fellow teachers would love too. Submit your comment by Thursday, April 30. One lucky teacher will WIN! (Update: congratulations to Darlene, who is the winner of our prize.)
Here are some other quick items that I hope you’ll be glad you read:
Recommend Storyline Online to keep students and families reading. Famous folks of all types each read a children’s book; there’s even a calendar of books that tie to special events all month and bonus activities to download. Go ahead and get started; today is World Art Day and you can watch actor Eric Close read When Pigasso Met Mootisse. Check out all of the options at storylineonline.net.
For preschool and kindergarten teachers, Peppa Pig and her pals have new activities to download and a sweepstakes to enter; this month’s prize is $150 in Peppa merchandise and a $150 Amazon gift card for classroom supplies. Plus you’ll find send-home activities for parents and children. Click here to enter.
Get yourself moving and share activities with students’ families too: Sanford fit has hundreds of free resources–lessons, printables, videos, activities and games–to get kids moving and developing healthy lifestyles. Check it out at fit.sanfordhealth.org/educators.
I’m listening to To Kill a Mockingbird on audiobook; it’s read by Sissy Spacek. So that gets a BIG thumbs up from me!
PS: Learning magazine has prizes worth $4,700+; go now!